Old Dominion University — Director, Office of Clinical Experiences

Old Dominion University seeks a Director of the Office of Clinical Experiences in the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies. The Director will work extensively with school district/division administrators and building principals to establish and maintain positive school-university relationships and provide high-quality placements for education candidates. The Director will secure preservice observation, practicum, and student teaching placements for approximately 1,500 students each year within the Hampton Roads region as well as across the Commonwealth and beyond. S/he will also coordinate the review and completion of college verification and licensure application packets.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in PK-12 education or a related field of study (doctoral degree preferred). Prior working experience as a teacher in PK-12 schools. Some experience supervising staff to meet time sensitive deadlines and goals. Some experience with regulatory agencies and policies. Some prior experience in clinical field placements. VA teacher license (or equivalent from another state) . Considerable knowledge of initial and advanced teacher education licensure preparation programs, specifically in relation to coordination of clinical field placements. Good communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Strong organizational, collaborative, and management skills. Demonstrated history of taking initiative and working independently; able to problem solve situations proactively with limited supervision. Demonstrated ability to maintain professional relationships, and the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with students, K-12 faculty and administrators, university faculty, and other internal/external constituents.

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/very high research activity that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To apply: https://jobs.odu.edu/